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Gregory Jansenon 26 October 2011
Transcript of Curator's Workbench
Weird File Formats, Packages
User File System A repository submission
is a data processing
project Original Environment Repository Standard Metadata
Standard Package or Object Model
Archival Storage Thousands of Hi-Rez TIFFs Organized by Site and Dig Program on
Public Life Years of Accumulated
Office Documents No Descriptions MP3 A
Repository Object MODS XML for Description PREMIS XML for:
administrative stuff Manifest w/Identifiers and Fixity All Data Replicated Original Files Derived Files Folder Structure Data Research Labs
of Archaeology Images Described in
HTML and PDF Captured
Lectures MP4 WMV Custom Lecture ZIPs: Lectures Described in Excel Curator Analyzes Original Data Carefully document decisions Programmer writes a script Testing, testing, testing Repeat as adjustments are made HTML RSS A
Repository Collection Contains all the objects May have a folder hierarchy analysis
data transfer workflow 1.0 two people
~1 SIP per month
ad hoc effort
unique scripts workflow 1.0 workflow 2.0 one person
>2 SIPs per week
no collection-specific software! Curator's Workbench can help you..
capture and stage files
generate manifest w/fixity
arrange folders and objects
migrate custom metadata
export submission packages Design Goals Curators in the driver's seat
Automation w/o interruption
Flexible inputs and outputs
Extensible by plug-in LoC Metadata Encoding and Transmission Schema (METS) Java Desktop Software Built around the Eclipse Workbench, a stable and mature
Programming Environment iRODS File Staging Model-Driven Software OSGi Plug-in Architecture download from:
http://www.lib.unc.edu/software spreadsheets databases html disciplinary XML you name it! or not organized! Curator's Workbench:
A Tool for Preparing Digital Material Greg Jansen
UNC Libraries vulnerable Deep Folder Structure May have restricted access Fall 2010 Spring 2010 (so, what's wrong with this?) in the background Internal manifest is METS, but might export other packages making appraisal decisions staging systems metadata schemas run external tools Joint Software
Design Process Archivist Focus Group Examined existing analog and digital work flows.. Cookies! Expand, but prioritize How I spent my summer vacation.. Free and Open Source
project hosted on
GitHub.com Windows/Mac/Linux Questions? Ask me now or